Higham Speedwatch Group, coordinated by Peter Leakey (Higham resident), is a voluntary group dedicated to making Higham’s roads and lanes a safer place to enjoy. They are now looking for new recruits to join their valuable work in the our community.


The group go out and about in Higham regularly with mobile speeding equipment and record speeds of passing vehicles.  Any vehicles that are over the speed limit are reported to the Police. For instance, in a 30mph speed limit area, we report vehicles travelling at 35mph and above to the police; in a 40mph area, we report speeds of 46 mph and above to the police. This is in line with Community Speedwatch guidelines.

Why volunteer for Higham Speedwatch?

Higham Parish Council is lobbying for a weight restriction in the village in Villa Road, Forge Lane and School Lane. We need to look at baseline data and solid evidence of traffic movements (average speeds and type of vehicles) through the village which will help to make our case more robust.

Peter is looking for new recruits to join the valuable work he undertakes in our community. Use the link below to contact Peter Leakey for more information on how to become a Community Speedwatch volunteer:

Email Peter Leakey


More about Community Speedwatch

Community Speedwatch is a national initiative where, in partnership with the police, members of communities use detection devices to monitor local vehicle speeds.

The volunteers report drivers exceeding the speed limit to the police with the aim of educating drivers to slow down.

If the data proves a driver is ignoring repeated warnings police can prosecute them. The aim is to:

  • reduce death and injury on the roads
  • improve the quality of life for local communities
  • reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit
  • increase public awareness of inappropriate speed

Please see the CSW video below for more information on how the scheme works in practice.


For more information on CSW visit the Community Speedwatch website:

communityspeedwatch.org